In my opinion, I got the idea that this book was written more for the workings of the mind but at the same time Steinbeck wanted to make you feel something as you read this. I think it was written for the workings of the mind because he wanted to get his point across about the constant internal battle of good vs. bad. What I enjoyed most about this book was the way he used characters to portray actions or ideas. For example, he used Cathy to represent evil and Aron to represent the internal battle of good vs.
He pulled the trigger. "(Stenbeck 106). And it was there he Rendon 3 made the toughest decision, to send his best friend off, not by a stranger but by someonewho loved him. Through tradegy, differences, and mistakes,two friends contined to push past and keep their relationship strong. Basing these two widley different books on friendship, it goes to show that no matter how different the realtionship, friends will always indure the hardships of
But these characters were no accident. They may not seem like they have significance to the story but in reality the author strategically used them in The Great Gatsby for adding to the plot, creating new and ongoing themes, and supporting the main characters. Myrtle Wilson’s presence in the novel builds all the way until the end of the story with the climax. Myrtle’s impact on the novel has the most effect on the story out of the other minor characters. It all starts with Myrtles lies and her affair.
Chapter one is worded so that the reader knows that the novel is a flashback for the majority of it. This also sets up the plot for the rest of the novel by showing that Gene and Finny are the best of friends. The reader knows this novel is a flashback because it goes from after WWII to the summer of 1942. A scene in the novel goes from Gene being “drenched; anybody could see it was to
Westerberg said McCandless was the hardest worker he had ever seen. Even though Wayne Westerberg’s story did not end peacefully, McCandless still made a positive impact on Westerberg’s life. McCandless broadened Westerberg’s horizon when they held an intense conversation about escaping society. He tells Westerberg that parents and politicians are “hypocrites” that ruin and corrupt society. Similarly to Jan Burres thoughts on McCandless expedition, Westerberg did not agree with most of McCandless’ ideas, such as traveling to Alaska and leaving his parents, but he admired McCandless passion toward reaching his goal.
The first essay written by Jaschik meets the criteria for literary nonfiction because it discusses the huge controversy of plagiarism and how it affects literature today. Mr. Murray explains how we need to be critical readers. Ondaatje's essay is creative and uses figurative language to give us a "sense of place" and a "sense of
He knows that he should not turn in Jim because Jim has done nothing but help Huck in his adventure and has done nothing wrong to Huck. Huck’s development is shown here because he knows that what society views slaves as is wrong. They are best friends, which is why Huck cannot bring himself to turn Jim in. Even though Huck brings himself to pray to for the ability to turn Jim in, he could not because he cares about Jim. They took care of each other on the raft and have grown a close relationship, because of this Huck cannot bring
He was very unpopular, clinging close to Phineas, who was Gene’s only source of social interaction. When he was not with Phineas he would feel as if,” I would have lost face with Phineas, and that would have been unthinkable.”(Knowles Pg. 34) Gene did everything he could to stay in favor with Phineas, even by taking part in’ The Suicide Society’ (Knowles. 56-57), when he longed to be studying for examinations. Striving to be the best academically and to be so much like an adult, pressured Gene into thinking he had to be, ”serious sometime, about something.
Imagery in Fiction Writing Authors often use imagery as a powerful tool for describing and delivering their main point in fiction writing. Imagery can hint at an underlying meaning, let the reader know character traits, describe the setting, and has a host of other uses. As such it is one of the most important literary devices. Two excellent examples of how to use imagery properly are Kate Chopin’s “Desiree’s Baby” and Raymond Carver’s “Cathedral”. In both of these stories the authors use imagery to help drive home their main points, although in a somewhat different manner.
There are many symbols in the novel A Separate Peace but one that definitely stands out would be World War II. In the novel this tragic war symbolizes an indefinite amount of things like the arrival of adulthood to the triumph of the competitive spirit over innocent play and most importantly it symbolizes conflict. This relates to one of the major themes in the novel, questioning one’s identity. Gene throughout the whole story is someone who doesn’t really know who he is and he feels that enlisting in the war would be something that would help him find himself. Enlisting in the war would help him feel more secure about where he stands at that point in his life.